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-- the philippines. >> the philippines. okay. >> it's no surprise, don, because they're overwhelmingly -- the overwhelming majority are christians, and about 80% are catholic, and so you have the christmas season that runs from september until january. i mean, they don't have to stop for halloween or thanksgiving in between, but still, it's this holiday season that's filled with lavish decorations and these beautifully lit trees, and these are some of the ireports that we've received throughout this period starting in september of the decorations that they've gone and they've had, and there's these lantern that is they use that stems back generations because when there wasn't electricity, these lanterns made of paper and bam boo, they use them as way to guide their paths to -- it's like a good nighteding light of worship is what they use them for. >> i'm such a scrooge this year. i'm not feeling it. i'm not feeling it this year. this is a commercial. it's too commercial. let me tell you, after -- i don't know. i should probably put up a tree or do something. i mean, but after newtown i
a typhoon hit the philippines. more than 400 people are believed to be missing. the powerful typhoon battered the country back on tuesday, killing 500 people. evacuation centers are packed with thousands who lost their homes. the philippine government and volunteer groups are rushing in emergency food and supplies. >>> talk about being a little too close for comfort. check out new home video of a rare tornado that touched down in the new zealand city of auckland. these people were up close and personal as huge blasts the wind, heavy rain, as well as flying debris tore through the nation's largest city. the storm killed three people and forced hundreds from their homes. it's the deadliest tornado to hit there in more than 60 years. >>> we're getting a better idea this morning of how costly the damage from hurricane sandy is for the east coast. new jersey governor chris christie says superstorm sandy caused $37 billion in damages to his state. christie was in washington, making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in his state as wel
emergency teams are looking for survivors after a typhoon hit the philippines. more than 400 people are believed to be missing. the powerful typhoon battered the country back on tuesday, killing 500 people. evacuation centers are packed with thousands who lost their homes. the philippines government and volunteer groups are rushing in emergency food and supplies. >>> we should know in the next day or two whether software company founder john mcafee will have to return to belize to answer questions about his neighbor's murder. right now mcafee is in custody in guatemala, where he was arrested earlier in the week for entering the country illegally. his lawyers have filed an emergency appeal to keep him from leaving guatemala. mcafee claims his life is in danger in belize because he has danger with political corruption. >>> time is 6:18. the news is getting worse for hockey fans. after three days of progress, the nhl season is back on thin ice. all week players and owners seem to be moving toward resolving the now 83-day long lockout, but after meeting for just an hour yesterday and an
the first filipina judge, man or woman, to sit on the federal bench. so the great nation of the philippines, which contributes so many immigrants and then citizens to our country, can be very proud that miss schofield has risen to this high post once she's confirmed. in conclusion, i believe she'll make a terrific judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president
know your initiative is known as the partisanship. i will never forget in the philippines, your efforts on the floor -- you had this amazing ability and sense of purpose in finding common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the aisle. every member of the committee has joined in presenting new resolution, and i just want to read, just the introduction. to route his 36 years in the united states senate, richard lugar has served indiana and the united states with grace, distinction, and testing, and will have many more contributions to the nation that he reveres. we want to present this to you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i am very grateful to have this opportunity -- to have had the opportunity to serve with each and everyone of you. thank you for this special privilege. >> finally, we are also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim came here and did something that very few freshmen can do a getting a major piece of legislation passed, the new gi bill. on the committee, he has been critical to our thinking abou
indonesia, thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that the ten countries comprising asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage to the circumstances with china. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursuit prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen america's economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially deficiencies of energy and food that can stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil. and perhaps equally important, even if we are able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy-driven shocks to the global economy. in other words, we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to ensure the
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